SHENZHEN, China - Giannis Antetokounmpo now has a little more time to get ready for the NBA season.That would be an unwanted consolation prize.The reigning NBA MVP's stay at the World Cup is over, even after a victory in ...
Sep 9, 2019
Despite losing, the Czech Republic could still reach the quarterfinals of the World Cup if the United States beats Brazil later Monday.The Czechs lost to Greece 84-77. Greece (3-2) needed to win the game in Shenzhen by 12 points ...
Sep 9, 2019
THE last quarterfinal spots for the World Cup could come down to a tiebreaker.That's not good news for Greece.Winning a second-round finale against the Czech Republic won't be enough for the team led by NBA ...
Sep 9, 2019
FRANCE and Australia reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup on Saturday. They join Serbia, Spain, Poland and Argentina in the final eight.The last two quarterfinal spots will be decided Monday when the United States (4-0) faces Brazil (3-1) ...
Sep 8, 2019
UNITED States defeated Greece, 69-53, on Saturday night to move closer to clinching a quarterfinal berth in the Fiba Basketball World Cup 2019 in China.Kemba Walker led the Americans as he scored 15 points in a rout over the Greeks, ...
Sep 7, 2019
BRAZIL kept its unblemished slate in Group F after nipping Greece, 79-78, on Tuesday night in the Fiba Basketball World Cup 2019 in Nanjing, China.Anderson Varejao scored 22 points and hit a floater with 14 seconds left to give Brazil ...
Sep 3, 2019
SHANGHAI - Giannis Antetokounmpo stole the ball at one end, dribbled behind his back around midcourt, kept going and took off from just below the foul line before unleashing a dunk.The NBA MVP sent a message on Sunday. So did his team. ...
Sep 2, 2019
THE reigning NBA MVP is headed to the basketball World Cup. So are three other members of this past season's All-NBA squad, and so is the starting center from the team that won the NBA championship a couple months ...
Aug 26, 2019
AUSTRALIA dealt Gilas Pilipinas Youth a masterful 82-60 beatdown in the classification phase of the 2019 Fiba Under-19 World Cup on Friday at Heraklion University Sports Hall in Greece.Samson Froling got the gears running for an 11-0 start ...
Jul 5, 2019
YENG Guiao has nothing but admiration for the Gilas Pilipinas Youth team despite being winless in two games in its FIBA U-19 World Cup campaign in Heraklion, Greece.Guiao said he likes the way the young Filipinos are competing against teams ...
Jul 2, 2019
AJ Edu may be broken, but he's unbowed.The Fil-Nigerian center vowed to be back stronger as he starts the long road to recovery from a torn ACL and meniscus on his right knee.He posted on Twitter: "Looking ...
Jul 2, 2019
By DEMETRIS NELLASATHENS, Greece - Giannis Antetokounmpo will play for Greece at this year's basketball World Cup in China, saying Friday he can play any position.The Milwaukee Bucks player and NBA MVP said he hasn't "talked to the ...
Jun 28, 2019
GILAS Pilipinas Youth is off to Greece for the 2019 Fiba Under-19 World Cup after sweeping Al Rayyan in a two-game series in Doha.The national youth team left the bustling Qatari capital on Thursday, with head coach Sandy Arespacochaga ...
Jun 27, 2019
NOPE.That was the emphatic response of former Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes when asked if he expected a lean Greek teenager the Filipinos played back in the 2014 Fiba World Cup in Seville, Spain to become the MVP of the NBA ...
Jun 25, 2019
THE Gilas Pilipinas Youth team is going to the FIBA U19 World Cup not just to participate but to compete and win games.Blessed with the tallest youth team ever assembled, coach Sandy Arespacochaga is looking to clinch a quarterfinal berth, or ...
Jun 17, 2019
ATHENS, Greece - Italy's new attack-minded approach continues to pay off as the Azzurri beat Greece 3-0 on Saturday to move three points clear at the top of their 2020 European Championship qualifying group.Nicolo Barella, Lorenzo Insigne and ...
Jun 9, 2019
NBA
CHICAGO - When a guy sitting next to you on an airplane suddenly sobs uncontrollably while staring at his portable electronic device, it's probably natural to assume that the tears were propelled by a dramatic or romantic movie.But then again, ...
Feb 12, 2019
PBA
ANTIPOLO CiTY - Not even a winning record could save the job of CJ Aiken at Columbian Dyip.Aiken was given the boot by the team in favor of Euro League veteran John Bailey Fields III despite going 2-1 (win-loss) in ...
May 2, 2018
ZAGREB, Croatia - Croatia took a decisive step toward World Cup qualification on Thursday, overwhelming Greece for a 4-1 victory in the first leg of their playoff.Captain Luka Modric, whose recent form for Real Madrid had been criticized in Spain, opened ...
Nov 10, 2017
ROMELU Lukaku was on target Sunday to give Belgium a 2-1 win over Greece and a place at next year's World Cup.The Group H fixture was goalless until the 70th minute when Jan Vertonghen blasted the visitors into ...
Sep 4, 2017
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